University of Southern California
Dornsife College

Foreign Language Placement Exams

The foreign language requirement applies to all students earning degrees granted by, or under the jurisdiction of, the Dana and David Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences. Placement in elementary and intermediate foreign language courses is made by the appropriate placement examination.  Students who studied a foreign language in high school, or elsewhere, prior to enrolling at USC must take the placement examination in that language.

Note:

+ THERE IS NO REGISTRATION FOR PLACEMENT EXAMS, unless indicated.
+ As exam dates are confirmed, they will be added to the schedule. No advanced notifcations of changes or additions will be given.
+ There are no fees for the placement tests.
+ Results from the placement tests will be uploaded to your student record.
+ Placement results are valid for one calendar year.
+ You must wait 6 months before retaking an exam.
+ USC ID is required.
+ Please arrive 10 minutes before the start of the test.
+ The exam can take up to 2 hours, so plan accordingly.
+ If you need testing accommodations, please contact the USC Office of Disability Services and Programs at least two weeks before the test date.

Results:

+ Results for morning placement exams will be available by 3 PM the same day by calling, emailing from your USC email, or in person.
+ Results for afternoon placement exams will be available by 11 AM the next business day by calling, emailing from your USC email, or in person.


Students with Disabilities:
Students with documented learning disabilities or physical impairments requiring accommodation must contact the USC Office of Disability Services and Programs at least two (2) weeks prior to the testing date.

 

MAY Placement Exam Schedule:

MORNING
AFTERNOON
TUESDAY 5/06/2014   12:00 PM - 2:00 PM
  THH 114: Spanish
  THH B4: French
  THH 309: All other languages
   
 

 

AUGUST Placement Exam Schedule:

MORNING
AFTERNOON
MONDAY 8/18/2014   1:00 PM - 2:50 PM
  SGM 101: Spanish
 

VKC 101: French

  VKC 102: Chinese
 

VKC 201: Korean

  THH B6: All other languages
 
TUESDAY 8/19/2014 9:00 AM - 10:50 AM
SGM 101: Spanish
THH 114: French  
THH 108: Chinese  
THH 110: Korean  
THH B6: All other languages    
 
THURSDAY 8/21/2014   2:00 PM - 3:50 PM
  SGM 101: Spanish
 

WPH 101: French

  WPH 102: Chinese
 

WPH 106: Korean

 

THH B6: All other languages

 
FRIDAY 8/22/2014 10:00 AM - 11:50 AM  
SLH 200: Spanish
THH 114: French  
THH 110: Chinese  
THH 112: Korean  
THH B6: All other languages  

 


Results:

+ Results for morning placement exams normally will be available by 3 PM the same day by calling, emailing from your USC email, or in person.
+ Results for afternoon placement exams normally will be available by 11 AM the next business day by calling, emailing from your USC email account, or in person.


Previous Exam Dates

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